John Murlis is an environmental scientist with over 35 years of experience of the practical application of evidence-based policy, with particular expertise in the fields of environmental sustainability, air quality and climate change. Trained as an engineer and in atmospheric physics, he has held posts in the public services including Chief Scientist and Director of Strategy, Environment Agency for England and Wales, Director of the Institute for Environmental Policy at University College London, Head of Research and Assessments at the UK Inspectorate of Pollution, Head of Technology Assessment in the UK Department of the Environment Air quality Division. He is now an independent environment strategy consultant with a wide range of public and private sector clients. Recent commissions have included contributions to UK government policy on air management and climate adaptation, reviews of government research programmes and technology assessments for government and public companies.
Dr Murlis is a Vice President of Environmental Protection UK (formerly the UK National Society for Clean Air), a Vice Chair of the European Federation of Clean Air Associations (EFCA), an association of civil society organisations committed to an evidence-driven approach to improving Europe’s environment) and a member of the International Board of the International Union of Air Pollution Prevention Associations.